Since rebranding to “You are Beautiful” and devoting my time to my calling, photographing women, I have had very limited opportunities to work with male models. That was until I had the opportunity to photograph David from Mystique Model Management at the location photoshoot recently held in Brisbane.
As we were getting to the hottest part of the day we started this shoot in casual clothing and found another cafe location within the grounds of QUT that had mix of glass, stark white and bold colours with a twist of a vintage industrial look. Once behind the camera I have to stop myself from saying to David “chin out and down”, “push out that hip” or “give me a nice curve” and remember that I am photographing a man today. Men are strong, muscular, fit and tall and need to be photographed in that way to best enhance their assets. I was pleased to find that in front of the camera David oozes confidence and charm, making my job very easy.
Even in this heat I was able to convince David to change into his second look for the day, a business suit. For our next location we move to the back steel stairwell area where there is a mix of glass, benches and stairs and this is where I start to push my boundaries and have a play with some mood lighting with a vision to convert to black and white images on processing.
More about David: David is actually part of the marketing division of Mystique Model Management and is currently studying medicine at Uni to become Doctor so is waiting to see how that goes before signing a modelling contract. You never know Australia, we may have our first Dr McDreamy right here 😉
David is a very easy going, smart, lovely person who impressed me greatly. David is also well on his way to achieving his goals and has a clear future path in mind. David was a pleasure to work with and I wish him all the success in the world and anytime he wants to model I will always be available.
Until next week,